Seven Iraqi soldiers were killed in deadly clashes with ISIS terrorists in Mosul on Sunday amid a major offensive to recapture the northern city from the terrorist group.
Alalam - Iraq
ISIS (ISIL, IS, Daesh) launched a car-bomb attack and engaged in clashes with Iraqi forces in Tamim district in eastern Mosul, army officer Mohanad Nour al-Din told Anadolu Agency.
He said Iraqi troops backed by US-led coalition warplanes, however, managed to thwart the attack.
Seven soldiers were killed and four others injured in the attack, he said.
No information was yet available about ISIS losses in the fighting.
On Saturday, Iraqi forces resumed its offensive in Mosul which began in late October after a week-long hiatus.
Iraqi officials have vowed to recapture Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, from ISIS before the year-end.
The city was overran along vast swathes of territory in northern and western Iraq by Daesh in 2014.
Source: Al-Alam News Network